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New EPA chief exhorts agency staff to ‘act now on climate change’

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By Zack Colman
The Hill / E2 Wire

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who was confirmed to replace Lisa Jackson last week, said the agency has reached a “defining time” in its history as it prepares to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

New EPA chief exhorts agency staff to ‘act now on climate change’

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

The Environmental Protection Agency “has a clear responsibility to act now on climate change,” the agency’s new chief said Monday in a video message to staff.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who was confirmed to replace Lisa Jackson last week, said the agency has reached a “defining time” in its history as it prepares to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

“We also need your sustained service and your sustained commitment more than ever before because this is a defining time for EPA,” McCarthy said.

The EPA’s efforts to limit emissions from new and existing power plants are at the heart of President Obama’s plan to tackle climate change.

 

 

 

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